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HOLYROOD BACKS £8.692 MILLION FOR WEST LOTHIAN TO TACKLE COVID-19

HOLYROOD BACKS £8.692 MILLION FOR WEST LOTHIAN TO TACKLE COVID-19

Published date : 25 June, 2020

Angela Constance MSP has welcomed a Holyrood vote approving £8.692 million additional funding for West Lothian in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Almost £258 million extra funding has been approved for vital local services across Scotland, such as food provision for those in need, education and social care.

 

The Scottish Government is in discussions with local authorities over providing a further £72 million – which will bring the total additional funding to almost £330 million.

 

This extra funding is on top of the local government finance settlement of £11.4 billion, which already provided an increase of £589.4 million (5.8%) compared to the previous year.

 

Ms Constance said:

 

“The pandemic has put real pressure on families and local services, and it’s right that the Scottish Government has ensured West Lothian has more cash to deal with this.

 

“This funding boost is supporting access to food, welfare payments and frontline services.

 

“I also welcome the additional flexibility given to councils in how money is spent, allowing resources to be diverted to the COVID-19 response if required.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

 

Associated with COVID 19

Local Authority Hardship Fund

Scottish Welfare Fund Top Up

Food Fund

Registrars of Death

Total

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

 

Aberdeen City

5.448

1.758

0.596

0.802

0.025

8.629

Aberdeenshire

7.452

2.404

0.497

1.023

0.029

11.405

Angus

3.372

1.088

0.383

0.602

0.013

5.458

Argyll & Bute

2.776

0.895

0.293

0.44

0.009

4.413

Clackmannanshire

1.444

0.465

0.243

0.312

0.006

2.47

Dumfries & Galloway

4.588

1.48

0.579

0.89

0.016

7.553

Dundee City

4.308

1.389

0.809

1.152

0.016

7.674

East Ayrshire

3.532

1.139

0.631

0.838

0.013

6.153

East Dunbartonshire

3.228

1.042

0.251

0.436

0.012

4.969

East Lothian

2.992

0.965

0.334

0.447

0.012

4.75

East Renfrewshire

3.06

0.987

0.221

0.348

0.01

4.626

Edinburgh, City of

12.121

3.91

1.531

1.651

0.057

19.27

Eilean Siar

1.189

0.384

0.094

0.147

0.003

1.817

Falkirk

4.484

1.447

0.615

0.878

0.018

7.442

Fife

10.564

3.407

1.514

2.254

0.041

17.78

Glasgow City

17.348

5.596

4.076

4.799

0.069

31.888

Highland

7.356

2.373

0.738

1.199

0.026

11.692

Inverclyde

2.32

0.749

0.447

0.565

0.009

4.09

Midlothian

2.605

0.84

0.326

0.446

0.01

4.227

Moray

2.644

0.853

0.261

0.448

0.011

4.217

North Ayrshire

4.104

1.324

0.785

1.038

0.015

7.266

North Lanarkshire

9.864

3.181

1.744

2.114

0.038

16.941

Orkney

1.084

0.35

0.049

0.099

0.002

1.584

Perth & Kinross

4.272

1.378

0.41

0.621

0.017

6.698

Renfrewshire

5.06

1.632

0.782

1.063

0.02

8.557

Scottish Borders

3.408

1.1

0.365

0.576

0.013

5.462

Shetland

1.204

0.388

0.044

0.104

0.003

1.743

South Ayrshire

3.264

1.053

0.474

0.625

0.012

5.428

South Lanarkshire

9.233

2.978

1.389

1.937

0.035

15.572

Stirling

2.72

0.878

0.275

0.417

0.01

4.3

West Dunbartonshire

2.728

0.88

0.532

0.684

0.01

4.834

West Lothian

5.228

1.687

0.712

1.045

0.02

8.692

Scotland

155

50

22

30

0.6

257.6

 

    

 


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